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2013 World Series of Poker

2013 WSOP Overview
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The 2013 World Series of Poker started on May 29 with the $500 Casino Employees Event. The Main Event was scheduled to run for nine days starting on July 6 (with a break for the November Nine), the 62nd event of the festival, an increase of one from 2012.

The World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific debuted in April with five events: three in No-Limit Hold 'Em, one in Pot-Limit Omaha, and one 8-Game mix. The World Series of Poker Europe was held in September with seven events, unchanged from the previous two years. This was the only year in which both were held.

WSOP Schedule
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2013 opens with the first WSOP Asia-Pacific festival at Australia's Crown Casino in April (5 bracelet events in Melbourne), continues with the 44th WSOP from May to July (62 events in Las Vegas), and ends with the eighth WSOP Europe festival at France's Casino Barriere in October (8 events in Enghien-les-Bains).

WSOP Asia-Pacific

#StartBuyinEvent
14/4A$1,100No-Limit Hold 'Em - Accumulator
24/7A$1,650Pot-Limit Omaha
34/8A$2,2008-Game Mixed Event
44/9A$5,000No-Limit Hold 'Em - Six Handed
54/11A$10,000No-Limit Hold 'Em - Main Event

WSOP

#StartBuyinEvent
15/29$500Casino Employees No-Limit Hold 'Em
25/29$5,000No-Limit Hold 'Em (8-handed)
35/30$1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
45/31$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six Handed
55/31$2,500Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi/Low-8 or Better
66/1$1,500Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold 'Em
76/2$1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
86/2$2,500Eight-Game Mix
96/3$3,000No-Limit Hold 'Em Shootout 2,000 player max
106/3$1,500Limit Hold 'Em
116/4$2,500No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six Handed
126/5$1,500Pot-Limit Hold 'Em
136/5$5,000Seven-Card Stud Hi/Low Split-8 or Better
146/6$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
156/7$1,500H.O.R.S.E.
166/7$10,000Heads Up No-Limit Hold 'Em
176/8$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
186/9$1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
196/9$5,000Pot-Limit Hold 'Em
206/10$1,500Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or Better
216/11$3,000No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six Handed
226/12$1,500Pot-Limit Omaha
236/12$2,500Seven-Card Stud
246/13$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
256/13$5,000Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or Better
266/14$1,000Seniors No-Limit Hold 'Em Championship
276/14$3,000Mixed Max \ No-Limit Hold 'Em
286/15$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
296/15$5,000H.O.R.S.E.
306/16$1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
316/17$1,500Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or Better
326/18$5,000No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six Handed
336/18$2,500Seven-Card Razz
346/19$1,000Turbo No-Limit Hold 'Em
356/19$3,000Pot-Limit Omaha
366/20$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em Shootout
376/20$5,000Limit Hold 'Em
386/21$2,500No-Limit Hold 'Em / Four Handed
396/21$1,500Seven-Card Stud Hi/Low-8 or Better
406/22$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
416/22$5,000Pot-Limit Omaha / Six Handed
426/23$1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
436/23$10,000Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
446/24$3,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
456/25$1,500Ante Only No-Limit Hold 'Em
466/25$3,000Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or Better
476/26$111,111One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold 'Em
486/26$2,500Limit Hold 'Em / Six Handed
496/27$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
506/27$2,50010-Game Mix / Six Handed
516/28$1,000Ladies No-Limit Hold 'Em Championship
526/28$25,000No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six Handed
536/29$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
546/30$1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
556/30$50,000The Poker Players Championship
567/1$2,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
577/2$5,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
587/3$1,111The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold 'Em
597/3$2,500Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
607/5$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em
617/5$10,000Pot-Limit Omaha
627/6$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'Em

WSOP Europe

#StartBuyinEvent
110/11€1,000Ladies No-Limit Hold 'Em
210/12€1,000No-Limit Hold 'Em - Re-Entry
310/14€5,000No-Limit Hold 'Em - Mixed Max
410/15€1,500Pot-Limit Omaha
510/16€2,000No-Limit Hold 'Em
610/17€3,000Pot-Limit Omaha - Mixed Max
710/18€10,000No-Limit Hold 'Em - Main Event
810/21€25,000No-Limit Hold 'Em - High Roller

Main Event Final Table
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Congratulations to Ryan Riess! The Michigander was only fifth in chips going into the final table and played terrifically.

The youngest player at the table has now won four of the six years of the November Nine.1

Local favorite Jay Farber held on to reach heads up but couldn't overcome Riess's huge chip advantage. Amir Lehavot started second but finished third, while Sylvain Loosli started sixth and moved up to fourth.

J.C. Tran, who began with the chip lead, quickly went from a fifth of the chips to fifth place. He did have bad cards though, so it's not a huge surprise that he had the lowest finish of any November Nine chip leader.2

November Nine Final Results

FinishPlayerPrizeStartStart Chips
1stRyan Riess$8,359,531525,875,000
2ndJay Farber$5,173,170425,975,000
3rdAmir Lehavot$3,727,023229,700,000
4thSylvain Loosli$2,791,982619,600,000
5thJ.C. Tran$2,106,526138,000,000
6thMarc-Etienne McLaughlin$1,600,792326,525,000
7thMichiel Brummelhuis$1,225,224711,275,000
8thDavid Benefield$944,59396,375,000
9thMark Newhouse$733,22487,350,000

Main Event Final Hand
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Jay Farber, a local nightclub promoter who began the final table in fourth, starts heads-up play with a small lead over Ryan Riess, a Michigan-born pro who started in fifth. The amateur falls behind for the first time on hand 20 then loses a big pot to Riess's pocket Jacks thirteen hands later to fall into a hole he will never recover from.

By the final hand, the 90th of heads-up play, the amateur is very short-stacked and three-bets all in with a below average holding. Riess the Beast makes an easy call with Big Slick, which is 65.3% to win and holds up to clinch the title and the $8,359,531 first prize. Farber takes home $5,173,170.

Ryan Riess
A♥K♥
Jay Farber
Q♠5♠
Board
J♦T♦4♣3♣4♦

Main Event Summary
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DatesJuly 6 to November 5
Players6,352 (648 cashed)
WinnerRyan Riess ($8,359,531, U.S.)
Runner-UpJay Farber ($5,173,170)
Final Table Bubble BoyCarlos Mortensen (10th, $573,204)
Money Bubble BoyFarzad Bonyadi (649th)
Last Champ StandingCarlos Mortensen (10th, $573,204)
Last Woman StandingJackie Glazier (31st, $229,281)
Last Celebrity StandingRay Romano (did not cash)
In 50 CharactersRiess puts away amateur and local favorite Farber.

WSOP Wrapup
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Tom Schneider won two H.O.R.S.E. tournaments in Las Vegas, the $1,500 buyin for $258,960 and the $5,000 buyin for $318,955.

Daniel Negreanu won the debut WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event and the WSOP Europe High Rollers €25,600 No-Limit Hold 'Em, made two other final tables, and became the first and only two-time WSOP Player of the Year.

Two women won open events: Dana Castaneda ($1,000 No-Limit Hold 'Em) and Loni Harwood ($1,500 No-Limit Hold 'Em). Harwood cashed six times, reached a female record-tying three final tables, and won a women's Las Vegas WSOP record $874,698.

WSOP Asia-Pacific Results
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WSOP Results
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#Start DateBuyinEvent
1$500Casino Employees No-Limit Hold 'EmChad Holloway$84,915898Hendon Link
2$5,000No-Limit Hold 'Em (8-handed)Trevor Pope$553,906481Hendon Link
3$1,000No-Limit Hold 'EmCharles Sylvestre$491,3603,164Hendon Link
4$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six HandedJohn Beauprez$324,7641,069Hendon Link
5$2,500Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi/Low-8 or BetterMike Gorodinsky$216,988374Hendon Link
6$1,500Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold 'EmBenny Chen$1,199,1046,343Hendon Link
7$1,000No-Limit Hold 'EmMatt Waxman$305,9521,837Hendon Link
8$2,500Eight-Game MixMichael Malm$225,104388Hendon Link
9$3,000No-Limit Hold 'Em ShootoutCliff Josephy$299,486477Hendon Link
10$1,500Limit Hold 'EmBrent Wheeler$191,605645Hendon Link
11$2,500No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six HandedLevi Berger$473,019924Hendon Link
12$1,500Pot-Limit Hold 'EmLev Rofman$166,136535Hendon Link
13$5,000Seven-Card Stud Hi/Low Split-8 or BetterMike Matusow$266,503210Hendon Link
14$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmJonathan Taylor$454,4241,819Hendon Link
15$1,500H.O.R.S.E.Tom Schneider$258,960862Hendon Link
16$10,000Heads Up No-Limit Hold 'EmMark Radoja$336,190162Hendon Link
17$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmAthanasios Polychronopoulos$518,7552,105Hendon Link
18$1,000No-Limit Hold 'EmTaylor Paur$340,2602,071Hendon Link
19$5,000Pot-Limit Hold 'EmDavidi Kitai$224,560195Hendon Link
20$1,500Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or BetterCalen McNeil$277,2741,014Hendon Link
21$3,000No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six HandedMartin Finger$506,764807Hendon Link
22$1,500Pot-Limit OmahaJoshua Pollock$279,4311,022Hendon Link
23$2,500Seven-Card StudDavid Chiu$145,520246Hendon Link
24$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmCorey Harrison$432,4111,731Hendon Link
25$5,000Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or BetterDany Fuhs$277,519241Hendon Link
26$1,000Seniors No-Limit Hold 'Em ChampionshipKenneth Lind$634,8094,407Hendon Link
27$3,000Mixed Max - No-Limit Hold 'EmIsaac Hagerling$372,387593Hendon Link
28$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmJason Duval$521,2022,115Hendon Link
29$5,000H.O.R.S.E.Tom Schneider$318,955261Hendon Link
30$1,000No-Limit Hold 'EmChris Dombrowski$346,3322,108Hendon Link
31$1,500Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or BetterJarred Graham$255,942936Hendon Link
32$5,000No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six HandedErick Lindgren$606,317516Hendon Link
33$2,500Seven-Card RazzBryan Campanello$178,052301Hendon Link
34$1,000Turbo No-Limit Hold 'EmMichael Gathy$278,6131,629Hendon Link
35$3,000Pot-Limit OmahaJeff Madsen$384,420640Hendon Link
36$1,500No-Limit Hold 'Em ShootoutSimeon Naydenov$326,4401,194Hendon Link
37$5,000Limit Hold 'EmMichael Moore$211,743170Hendon Link
38$2,500No-Limit Hold 'Em / Four HandedJustin Oliver$309,071566Hendon Link
39$1,500Seven-Card Stud Hi/Low-8 or BetterDaniel Idema$184,590558Hendon Link
40$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmJared Hamby$525,2722,161Hendon Link
41$5,000Pot-Limit Omaha / Six HandedSteve Gross$488,817400Hendon Link
42$1,000No-Limit Hold 'EmNorbert Szecsi$345,0372,100Hendon Link
43$10,000Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball (No-Limit)Jesse Martin$253,52487Hendon Link
44$3,000No-Limit Hold 'EmSandeep Pulusani$592,6841,072Hendon Link
45$1,500Ante Only No-Limit Hold 'EmBenjamin Volpe$201,399678Hendon Link
46$3,000Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split-8 or BetterVladimir Schemelev$279,094435Hendon Link
47$111,111One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold 'EmAnthony Gregg$4,830,619166Hendon Link
48$2,500Limit Hold 'Em / Six HandedMarco Johnson$206,796343Hendon Link
49$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmBarny Boatman$546,0802,247Hendon Link
50$2,50010-Game Mix / Six HandedBrandon Wong$220,061372Hendon Link
51$1,000Ladies No-Limit Hold 'Em ChampionshipKristen Bicknell$173,922954Hendon Link
52$25,000No-Limit Hold 'Em / Six HandedSteve Sung$1,205,324175Hendon Link
53$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmBrett Shaffer$665,3972,816Hendon Link
54$1,000No-Limit Hold 'EmDana Castaneda$454,2072,883Hendon Link
55$50,000The Poker Players ChampionshipMatthew Ashton$1,774,089132Hendon Link
56$2,500No-Limit Hold 'EmNikolaus Teichert$730,7561,736Hendon Link
57$5,000No-Limit Hold 'EmMatt Perrins$792,275784Hendon Link
58$1,111The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold 'EmBrian Yoon$663,7274,756Hendon Link
59$2,500Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)Eli Elezra$173,236282Hendon Link
60$1,500No-Limit Hold 'EmLoni Harwood$609,0172,541Hendon Link
61$10,000Pot-Limit OmahaDaniel Alaei$852,692386Hendon Link
62$10,000Main Event - No-Limit Hold 'EmRyan Riess$8,361,5706,352Hendon Link

WSOP Europe Results
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